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Hail and farewell…part 2

Hail and farewell…part 2

By on May 24, 2017 in Blog, Recognition | 0 comments

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we’ve had some staff changes here at Organizational Architecture.  We are pleased to welcome Melissa Pfeiffer-Fiala as our new Project Support Specialist.  Melissa started on May 15, 2017….well, actually that is her ‘official’ start date. Since the beginning of 2017 she worked part-time while in school on some of our marketing efforts. Other experiences prior to Organizational Architecture include website development and social media accounts management for a real estate company. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Minor in Actuarial Science from Walsh University in April 2017. While attending Walsh, Melissa completed an independent and original research project evaluating the effectiveness of online social media sites for expanding personal networks. Feel free to connect with Melissa on Linkedin.com. Please join me in welcoming Melissa to our team!  ...

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Human Resources Director Opportunity

Human Resources Director Opportunity

By on May 10, 2017 in Blog, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We are proud to have been asked by our client The Cuyahoga County Public Library to assist them with their search for their new Human Resources Director. Information on the role is available here. This is a great opportunity to have an impact in one of Northeast Ohio’s premier organizations. Do you want to learn more?  Contact us and we can share the details and answer your questions. Learn more about Organizational Architecture’s work here and connect with us on social media on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Looking forward to connecting with you!...

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Hail and farewell

Hail and farewell

By on May 8, 2017 in Blog, Recognition | 0 comments

In the naval service we have a tradition of sending off our shipmates with a ceremony that acknowledges their service and wishes them success at their next duty station.  This tradition is referred to as Hail and Farewell.  Usually, as we say goodbye to one person we are welcoming another [see below].  It is a bittersweet tradition but is part of how we maintain the continuity in the service. Cody Bees has accepted a new HR role with a large company here in Cleveland, Ohio.  I am pleased that his experience at OA has prepared him for this new endeavor and I wish him nothing but the best as we go from being co-workers, to colleagues, and always friends. Cody’s last day is Friday May 12 2017.  Stay connected to him on LinkedIn.com here. I want to reassure you that an orderly transition of his work is underway and that we hope to be introducing you to a new OA team member to you shortly.  Meantime, feel free to direct your questions to me, and join me in congratulating Cody!...

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Part time contract Recruiter

Part time contract Recruiter

By on May 1, 2017 in Blog, HR contractors and HR consultants, Human Resources Consulting, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

Are you a Recruiter? Are you interested in part time contracting engagements? Organizational Architecture is always looking for talent to assist with consulting engagements or working as onsite HR contractors for our clients. If you… Know how to source and screen candidates Are analytical, detail-oriented, effective at solving problems, and finding solutions Are effective working autonomously Possess an understanding of current tools and technology and can use them effectively Have above average skills using MS Excel Have at least 5 years of experience within Talent Acquisition and Recruitment …we’d love to connect!…please send us your current resume or practice summary to us so we can learn more about your project work and experience. Pay range is $20 to $25 per hour. Learn more about Organizational Architecture’s work here and connect with us on social media on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Looking forward to connecting with...

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The importance of interpersonal communication

The importance of interpersonal communication

By on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Communication, Human Resources Consulting, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting | 0 comments

Interpersonal skills are also known as “people skills”. By forming interpersonal relationships with customers and employees, you are able to acknowledge the feelings of others and convey respect. You can also focus on the positive outcomes of varied viewpoints, while nurturing professional growth. Your ability to realize optimum performance from employees is greatly enhanced by “just being nice”. Communicating appropriately is an essential factor. Seeing yourself as others see you is the first step to improving your interpersonal communication skills. Here are some other ways to improve your interpersonal communication skills. Be more approachable – implement an open door policy; determine if you are perceived as unapproachable and work to resolve; become more involved in your employees’ daily functions. Build rapport – take an interest in your customers and employees; engage in periodic, casual conversations; discuss mutual non-business interests; share your personal interests. Strive to make others comfortable with you – refrain from being overly serious; control your intensity; smile frequently while speaking; use appropriate humor; monitor sarcasm. Develop your ability to make “small talk” – prepare opening statements about current events; discuss the weather; listen for “free” information while others speak; ask questions about the “free” information you heard. Treat others fairly – offer recognition to everyone as appropriate; monitor and avoid favoritism; remain neutral in workplace disputes; explain the rationale behind decisions you or the organization makes. Become more social – widen your group of acquaintances; speak up in group situations; network whenever possible. Be sure to request feedback from a trusted source to determine if you have any areas of opportunity. Do you need help developing your manager’s communication skills or other training and development needs? Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful resources....

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